Ana Olenina, assistant professor
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Dr. Ana Olenina

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ana Olenina’s teaching and research interests include international cinema of the silent period, the history of Russian and Soviet film, as well as film theory with an emphasis on media archeology and sensory experience.  She is currently working on a book manuscript based on her dissertation, Psychomotor Aesthetics: Conceptions of Gesture and Affect in Russian and American Modernity, 1910s-1920s. This work traces the ways in which early film directors, actors, and performance theorists used the psychological ideas of their time to conceptualize expressive movement and transference of emotion. Dr. Olenina is a recipient of grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Harvard Davis Center of Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Arts and Humanities Research Council of Great Britain, and the Soros Foundation-Open Society Institute.

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